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Las Alpaquitas Group
In this Group: Margari, Florencia , Karina Mirtha, Eugenia, Trinidad, Elsa , Maria Amalia, Rosmery
Alpaquitas Group is starting its second cycle with field partner Pro Mujer, in the framework of the focus centre of Panamericana. It comprises eight members and has an executive board, with Magari as president. The members of the group are engaged in various activities, among them lace weaving, dress sales, dressmaking, grocery shop, plaid weaving, vegetable sales. This loan will thus benefit a group of very small entrepreneurs. Magari tells us that she has been working with Pro Mujer for one year. She got to know this field partner thanks to a spokesperson who came to visit her at her house. Magari makes and sells skirts. She learned at a school and then decided to start her own small business. She wants to take out a loan in order to increase her working capital and buy cloth at the markets of the town of El Alto, at a very good price. Afterwards, she will be able to sell her wares near the border between Bolivia and Peru. The income Magari derives from her business enables her to help with household expenses, since she is married and has two children. When asked what she likes about working with Pro Mujer, she talks about the training received on topics such as health and credit options.
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La A.C. “ALPAQUITAS” iniciará segundo ciclo en Pro Mujer, como parte del Centro Focal de Panamericana, está compuesta por ocho integrantes y está dirigida por una mesa directiva donde la señora Magari es la Presidenta. Los negocios que las integrantes de la asociación comunal llevan adelante son variados entre ellos existen: confección de enaguas, venta de vestidos, confección de polleras, tienda de barrio, confección de mantas, venta de verduras.

El crédito que sacaran beneficiara a pequeñas microempresarias donde la señora Magari es integrante, ella indica que hace un año que integra Pro Mujer, ingresando por invitación de una asesora de la institución que le fue a visitar a su casa. En la actualidad ella tiene un negocio de elaboración y venta de polleras que emprendió en una institución técnica posteriormente decide abrir su propia microempresa.

El crédito que ahora sacará es para el aumento de capital (compra de tela) que adquirirá de las ferias de la ciudad de El Alto, por mayor, y posteriormente a la elaboración lo comercializará en la frontera de Bolivia y Perú. Esta forma de trabajo le permite generar recursos económicos para su familia, ya que ella es casada y tiene dos hijos.

Cuando se le consulta qué le gusta de Pro Mujer, ella responde que le gusta las capacitaciones en salud y crédito.

Additional Information

This is a Group Loan

In a group loan, each member of the group receives an individual loan but is part of a larger group of individuals. The group is there to provide support to the members and to provide a system of peer pressure, but groups may or may not be formally bound by a group guarantee. In cases where there is a group guarantee, members of the group are responsible for paying back the loans of their fellow group members in the case of delinquency or default.

Kiva's Field Partners typically feature one borrower from a group. The loan description, sector, and other attributes for a group loan profile are determined by the featured borrower's loan. The other members of the group are not required to use their loans for the same purpose.

About Bolivia

  • $5,500
    Average annual income
  • 234
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    Bolivia Loans Fundraising
  • $31,613,325
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 6.9
    Bolivia Bolivianos (BOB) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Las Alpaquitas Group's $2,575 loan helped a member to buy cloth.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 11, 2012
Jan 5, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 17, 2013